Janet Smyth

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Janet Smyth is the Children and Education Programme Director at the Edinburgh International Book Festival, a post held since 2011. From 2014, as Head of Booked, she has led on creation and implementation of a year-round programme of events, residencies and projects across Scotland. Prior to this Janet ran the Readiscovery Campaign for the Scottish Book Trust which involved programming a bright yellow bus to travel with books and writers to some of Scotland’s most remote communities, was the director of the Pushkin Prizes – a creative writing programme for Scottish and Russian youngsters, and most recently owner of Blast-Off Books, a specialist children's bookshop and school supply business.

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